Artist: Trisha Romance
Title: Home Bakery
Image Size: 12" x 17.25"
Edition: Artist Handsigned and Numbered Limited Edition to 15000
Medium: Giclee on Paper.
Artist Statement: Entering the beloved Niagara Home Bakery is like shaking a snow globe and being drawn into the magic within. For over 60 years our local bakery has enchanted visitors. The authentic old surroundings immediately brings one back to another age. Although a horse and buggy no longer delivers bread to Niagara residents, the 85 year old brick oven is still in operation today. The bakery with the aroma of fresh baked goodies, cinnamon buns, long johns and empire cookies bring new meaning to the word temptation. Every season the bakery is painstakingly transformed with decorations for the holiday. While Easter abounds with handmade chocolate bunnies and festive eggs, Christmas is alive with Scandinavian decorations from Baker Paul's Danish heritage. Throughout every season the walls are lined with vintage portraits of royalty casting their glance upon patrons from near and far. It was the very first shop that we ventured into before moving here 17 years ago, and ever since then the Niagara Home Bakery has become an important part of our life here in town. The Candlelight Stroll wouldn't be the same without a trip to the bakery to fill up on gingerbread men, fruit cake and shortbread. Everything is bundled up in the familiar white box and wrapped up with string, but when we leave I realize that I've aquired much more than I paid for... a childlike joy that warms the insides and a feeling that in all the hustle and bustle it's the simple pleasures that satisfy and fill the soul.